Michigan Attorney General's Office

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Lawyers from the state Attorney General’s Office will be in front of the Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday. The twist? They’ll be arguing both sides of the same issue. 

The Attorney General’s office says this move is part of its dual role. The office represents both the people of Michigan as well as the state.

CHARLOTTE, MI (MPRN)--   The state Attorney General’s Office is trying to show that the former Michigan State University president lied to investigators to protect the university. 

Lou Anna Simon was in court Monday for the second day of a hearing to determine whether Simon should stand trial for charges that she lied to law enforcement.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The state Attorney General’s office has opened an investigation into the seven Catholic dioceses of Michigan. 

The office plans to look into alleged sexual abuse and assault of children from 1950 to present.

The AG’s office says the investigation started in August, after a Pennsylvania investigation revealed that hundreds of priests had sexually abused children.

Michael Diebold is with the Diocese of Lansing.

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan State University says it won’t voluntarily turn over thousands of documents requested by the state Attorney General. But a judge might order it to turn over some of them.

The Attorney General’s special prosecutor is investigating MSU for its handling of former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Nasser is in prison for sexually abusing his patients for decades.

The university said it won’t turn over certain documents because of attorney-client privilege.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan attorney general's office has asked a judge to sentence a disgraced Michigan sports doctor to 40 to 125 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven girls. 

The office filed its sentencing memorandum Wednesday for 54-year-old Larry Nassar ahead of a sentencing hearing beginning next week in Ingham County. He faces a minimum sentence of 25 years.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The attorney general's office is asking a federal appeals court to reopen a dispute over Michigan's sex-offender registry. 

The court recently said Michigan is illegally treating many sex offenders as "moral lepers" by putting additional restrictions on them long after their convictions. But in a new filing, the state says the court overlooked a key decision from 2007 that should have led to a different result.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (AP)--   A food supervisor who worked at a U.P. prison has been convicted of trying to have an inmate assaulted.  

Michael Young, 27, of Kincheloe was convicted of solicitation to commit assault with intent to cause great bodily harm Thursday in Sault Ste. Marie, following a two-day trial.

The Michigan Attorney General's office says Young was working for Aramark at the Kinross Correctional Facility when he asked an inmate to recruit another inmate at a different prison to commit an assault.

ESCANABA, MI--   Delta County officials are telling residents to ignore any “Deed Processing Notice” they may receive from Washington, D.C.  

The Register of Deeds and Treasurer say anything that comes from “Record Transfer Services” is not affiliated with the county or any other government agency.

The notices say residents can get a copy of their “grant deed” for $83.  Delta County officials say deed copies are available at the courthouse for a dollar a page.